5 Fabulous Must-Have Additions for Lake Houses 

Hamill Creek   |   Oct 13, 2023

If you own or are interested in owning a lake house, there are some additions you can make to increase the value of your home and maximize the enjoyment of the property.

When you plan lake house additions with professional builders like Hamill Creek, your home will be more comfortable, functional, and enjoyable. While new additions like decks and boat docks will increase the value of your lake house, they are also really fun elements for your family to enjoy.

How Lake House Additions Can Enhance Your Property

Lake house additions can enrich the time you spend at your property, while also having some very practical utility. There is no denying that waterfront properties are highly sought after. As such, any improvements to your lake house that enhance the natural beauty and recreational opportunities will also further contribute to property value.

If you own or are interested in owning a lake house, outdoor recreation is likely very important to you. When you add a dock or boathouse, it makes getting into the water for boating, fishing, and swimming much easier. Similarly, decks and patios create warm and comfortable spaces that serve as the perfect additions to timber frame kits.

5 Timber Frame Lake House Additions We Recommend

Having built timber frame lake houses in amazing locales all around North America, Hamill Creek has seen a number of tasteful additions that we would highly recommend.

Outdoor Kitchen

There is no better way to embrace the summer season than adding an outdoor kitchen to your lake house. When you are at the lake, the last thing you want to do is spend time indoors. An outdoor kitchen will keep you outside at all times, while also providing the ideal venue for lakeside gatherings and entertaining.

Boat House or Dock

A boat house or dock is a must-have addition for any timber frame lake house. Since living on a lake is all about accessing the water, you need a place to keep boats, rafts, jet skis, kayaks, and other water toys. Even more, your boat house or dock will serve as a gathering point for your family during the daytime hours.

Panoramic Windows

Incorporating panoramic windows into your lake house creates unobstructed views of your surroundings. With large windows, you can feel like you are close to mother nature even when you are indoors. Panoramic windows allow natural light to flood the interior of your home to create a bright and inviting atmosphere.


Especially when there are large groups at the lake, a gazebo offers a sheltered outdoor space for relaxation, socializing, or dining. On the financial side of things, a well-designed timber frame gazebo can add a touch of elegance to your lake property. In turn, a gazebo can increase the curb appeal of your property for buyers looking for a more luxurious property.


Adding a deck to your lake house provides a host of benefits. It offers a versatile outdoor space for relaxation, entertainment, and taking in the scenic lake views. A deck increases the usable square footage of your property, further boosting your real estate investment. When combined with tasteful outdoor lighting for your timber frame lake house, your deck will provide the ideal way to relax at the end of the day.

Hamill Creek Can Customize Your Timber Frame Lake House Plans  

Ready to transform your lake house into a paradise or build a new lakefront home? Look at our timber frame home plans and take your lakefront living to the next level. Contact Hamill Creek today, and let’s make your dream lake house a reality.

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